General Orders


RI’s state of disaster emergency was extended through July 7, 2022.

Last-reviewed: 9am, June 22, 2022

Key Resources:

The Basics

  • RI has adopted the CDC’s COVID-19 community level system for monitoring risk.
  • RI’s state of emergency extension order here.
  • No mask mandate is in effect. More information here.
  • COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available for eligible people over the age of 5. More information about vaccines here and boosters here.

The Breakdown

  • RI has adopted new CDC guidelines used to determine community level risk. The CDC changed its risk guidance of COVID-19. COVID-19 county check for community level here.
  • Masking is now only required in certain places such as health care facilities and public transportation. Private business can establish their own masking requirements. Reopening guidance here.
  • RI’s general state of disaster emergency was extended through July 7, 2022.
  • Isolation and quarantine FAQ here. (updated April 6, 2022).

Health and Medical

  • Vaccines are open to all Rhode Islanders over the age of 5. Full Vaccine information here.
  • Booster information here.
    • First boosters are available to fully vaccinated people over the age of 5 who meet certain criteria.
    • Second boosters are available to eligible people.
  • State run vaccination and testing sites will close June 30 as part of RI’s endemic strategy transition. After that, testing and vaccinations will be available at clinics and local pharmacies.
    • Information about current vaccine sites visit here.
  • Check with specific hospital for visitation requirements.

The Bottom Line

  • RI is moving from a pandemic response to an endemic approach to COVID-19. Care teams can expect policy decisions to reflect this shift.